FOOD BLOGGING RESOURCES

FOOD BLOGGING RESOURCESA resource page that food bloggers can use to see the products and services that I use with my blog. A fantastic source for food bloggers everywhere. Still far from a comprehensive food blogger resources page, but has valuable resources and is ever evolving.

GENERAL FOOD BLOGGING RESOURCES:

  1. Food Bloggers: 150+ Links to Everything You Need to Know

  2. Food Blogging Links 

  3. Daily Blog Tips 

  4. 40 Awesome Case Studies for Bloggers and Internet Marketers

  5. 1000 True Fans 

  6. 17 Useful Links for Food Bloggers and Writers,

  7. 26 Blogging Mistakes that Are Costing You Time, Money, and Credibility 

  8. Food Blogging for Dummies Cheat Sheet

  9. Food Blogger Pro Blog

  10. Food Bloggers Central, created by amazingly kind Nagi of RecipeTin Eats

TIPS ON WRITING ABOUT PAGE:

  1. Welcome Visitors to Your Blog with an About Page 

  2. 11 Ways to Write an Irresistible Intro to Your Blog Post 

  3. 5 Important Points to Include in Your “About Me” Page 

  4. How to Write a Fun Bio 

BLOGGING AS A BUSINESS

  1. How to Write a Blog Business Plan 

  2. Ask the taxgirl: Eating Your Words (Food Bloggers and Deductions) 

  3. 7 Habits of highly Effective Bloggers 

  4. How to Get Organized with an Editorial Calendar – it’s Easier than you Think!

  5. Why a Fancy Logo is a Waste of Time and Money (and What You Need Instead)

  6. The Guide to Creating a Stellar Content Plan 

  7. How I Turned my Food Blog into a Career 

  8. The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Unique Selling Proposition 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

  1. 20 Must-Know Tips & Tricks To Master Google Analytics Data 

  1. Google Analytics: Page Views Vs. Unique Views 

  2. Using Google Analytics to Unlock the Secrets of your Blog’s Audience 

  3. How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog 

  4. 5 Goals Every Blogger Should Set Up in Google Analytics 

  5. Why You Should Use Adjusted Bounce Rate and How to Set It Up 

EXCELLENT CONTENT

  1. How to Create Super Share-Worthy Blog Posts (and a Template of What They Should Include) 

  2. How To Write Awesome Blog Posts With The Science Of Appeal 

  3. 5 Places to Find Popular and Trending Recipes 

  4. 4-Step System For Writing A Great Blog Post, Even If You Have Writers Block 

  5. How to Become a Great (Food) Writer: The Big Secret 

  6. The 51 Greatest Articles About Writing I’ve Ever Read 

  7. The Two Most Important Words in Blogging 

WRITING A RECIPE

  1. How To Write A Recipe Like A Professional 

  2. 10 Ways to Write Clear Recipes 

  3. 100 Verbs for Recipes, from Julia Child 

  4. Recipe Attribution 

PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Story on a Plate: Food Photography & Styling 

  1. Food Photography Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials 

  2. Photo Tips and Techniques for Beginners: How to Shoot in Manual 

  3. Learning Your Camera and How to Shoot Moody Images with Peter Georgakopoulos 

  4. My Take on Food Styling and Photography 

  5. How to Take Razor Sharp Photos (Without Pro Gear) 

  6. How to Photograph “Floating” Food 

FOOD STYLING/PROPS

  1. Finding Props for Food Photography with Naomi Robinson 

  2. Food Photography Behind the Scenes 

  3. Food Styling Tips 

PHOTO EDITING

  1. How to Create a Cool Matte Finish Look in Lightroom 

  2. Why Lightroom May Be The Only Photo Editor You Need 

  1. How to Make Quick, Easy & Free Photo Collages 

DRIVING TRAFFIC

  1. How To Increase Blog Traffic 

  2. How To Get Your Blog Noticed By 100,000 People In 8 Simple Steps 

  3. 5 Ways to Grow Your Blog Without Relying on Google Traffic 

  4. 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic 

  5. Proof That Emotional Headlines Get Shared More On Social Media 

  6. 10 Ways to Market Your New Blog or Website 

  7. 30 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts 

PINTEREST

  1. How to Get More Pinterest Exposure With Less Work 

  2. How to Get Pinterest Recipe Rich Pins 

  3. 5 Ways to Get Your Pins Noticed on Pinterest 

  4. 4 Pinterest Tips to Make Your Pins More Searchable on Pinterest 

  5. 35+ Pinterest Tips from Basics to Beyond 

FACEBOOK

  1. 15 Resources to Improve Your Organic Reach on Facebook 

  2. How to Use Facebook Ads to Reach the Right People with Tony Rulli from IntentionalSpark.com 

Twitter

  1. A Simple Method to Grow Your Twitter Following 

BUILDING AN E-MAIL LIST

  1. 9 Plugins for Growing Your Email List That Work So Well It Feels Like Cheating 

  2. Zero to 5,273 Subscribers in 90 Days 

  3. Building Your Mail List is Your #1 Growth Priority 

  4. 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Grow Your Email List 

  5. 7 Simple Ideas for Mailing List Opt-Ins 

SEO (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION)

  1. 5 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s SEO 

  2. Keyword Search 

  3. Writing for SEO 

  4. SEO for Food Bloggers 

  5. SEO Starter Guide 

  6. Metrics that Matter (Spoiler: It’s Probably Not Page Views) 

  7. 10 Food Blog SEO tips from Moz’s Beginner’s Guide to SEO 

  8. SEO: What Are NoFollow and DoFollow Links? 

  9. Fix These Overlooked SEO Opportunities in 10 Minutes Flat 

BLOG MONETIZATION

  1. My Top Affiliate Marketing Tips 

  2. $72,000 in E-Books in a Week – 8 Lessons I Learned 

  3. How to Make Money Blogging 

  4. Sponsored Posts: Where to Find Them, How to Do Them, and What You’ll be Paid 

  5. Pinch of Yum’s Traffic and Income Reports 

  6. The best type of affiliate marketing: What it is and why you need to do it 

WORKING WITH BRANDS

  1. Q&A: Recipe Girl’s Lori Lange on Working With Brands 

  2. Working with Brands: Pick Up the Phone!

  3. Amazon Affiliate Program

  4. Kitchen PLAY Marketplace for Bloggers 

  5. Social Fabric/Collective Bias

  6. IZEA: The Creators Marketplace

CRAZY USEFUL TOOLS

  1. GTMetrix

  2. Peek Usertesting

  3. Get a Pin Count 

  4. Mobile-Friendly Test

  5. Free Broken Link Checker

  6. Blog Post Headline Analyzer

  7. Link Report/ Nofollow Tool

  8. CoSchedule

  9. Evernote

  10. PicMonkey

  11. Namechk

BOOKS AND E-BOOKS

  1. Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More 

  2. Food Blogging For Dummies 

  3. Strategies Worth Sharing: How I Grew My Facebook Page from 2,000 Likes to 100,000 Likes In Five Months 

  4. Food Photography Behind the Scenes – Bright Food, Dark Shadows 

  5. Lowell Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light Unit I quickly learned from the Tasty Food Photography ebook about the importance of good lighting for food photos. Alas, as I write this page in the waning days of November, there’s not any nature light to be had come dinner time. This light unit helps us still manage to still get some tasty photos taken when the sun has set.

  6. Tasty Food Photography ebook created by Lindsay from Pinch of Yum was a huge step in improving our photos here at Cooking Chat, and thus features prominently on this food blogger resources page. Well worth the $19 for us! Using the book as a guide, we took the plunge on a “real” camera (will add some more about that later) and other tools. Since doing so, we’ve been getting accepted to the highly selective food photo sites with some regularity–see for instance our Tastespotting gallery. More important, the photos look so tasty–don’t you just want a bite of that Turkey and Butternut Squash stew to the right? There is also a new resource available on taking food photos with artificial lighting available through Food Blogger Pro.

PODCASTS

  1. ProBlogger Podcast: Blog Tips to Help You Make Money Blogging

  2. The Food Blogger Pro Podcast

  3. Online Marketing Made Easy by Amy Porterfield

  4. The Chopped Podcast

  5. Blissful Bites Podcast


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